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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Professor Borland's fields of interest include the economics of education, public finance, and the theory of consumer behavior. His current research is primarily concerned with the determinants of student academic achievement. Other research is concerned with household production. Professor Borland teaches undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomic theory and managerial economics and graduate courses in advance microeconomic theory and public finance.&nbsp; Professor Borland's publications include "Student Academic Achievement and the Degree Market Concentration in Education", <em>Economics of Education Review</em>, "On the Determination of the Critical Level of Market Concentration in Education", <em>Economics of Education Review</em>, "Competition, Expenditures, and Student Performance in Mathematics", <em>Public Choice</em>, "The Property Tax Rate and Assessment Uniformity", <em>National Tax Journal</em>; &ldquo;Rules versus Discretion in the Conduct of Monetary Policy: Welfare Loss under the Condition of Uncertainty with Respect to the&nbsp;Real Rate of Interest&rdquo;, <em>Public Budgeting and Financial Management</em>; and "Household Commodity Production and Social Harassment Costs", <em>Southern Economic Journal</em>.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Professor Carey serves as Interim Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. She previously served as the Chair of the WKU Department of Economics and Director of the WKU Center for Applied Economics. She currently holds the Dugas Family Professorship.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Carey is a past president of the Kentucky Economic Association and still serves as an ex-officio member of its board. In addition, she has served as editor of the <em>Journal of Applied Economics and Policy</em>, an annual publication of the Kentucky Economic Association. Professor Carey's publications can be found in journals such as <em>Academy of Business Research Journal</em>,<em> Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Journal of International Business Research, Review of Industrial Organization</em>, and in multiple article in the<em> Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World</em>. Professor Carey has reviewed articles for many professional journals, including the <em>American Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, Research in Marketing and Serials Review, Journal of Economic Psychology</em>, and she has reviewed text manuscripts for college publsihers, such as Addison-Wesley, South-Western College Publishing/Cengage, McGraw Hill, and Harcourt College Publishers. Professor Carey is member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Her awards include the Vitale Award for Initiative, Innovation, and Leaderhship, a Distinguished Research Award for Allied Academies, and WKU College of Business Faculty Excellence Awards in both Teaching and Public Service.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Dr. Carey&rsquo;s recent research interests have been in the areas of financial fraud, particularly with regard to Ponzi schemes and financial elder abuse, and innovative teaching styles involving students in projects for outside business clients. Through the Center, Dr. Carey consults on projects such as labor and economic impact studies for multiple counties and entities, and she presents on issues regarding local, regional and state economic growth to audiences such as Rotary Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, and other legislative and public interests groups.</p>
<p>As Chair of the Economics Department, she presided over a 21.6% growth in enrollment, the creation of high school dual credit and joint undergraduate masters (JUMP) programs in Economics, two new program concentrations, and the creation of two new clubs, Actuarial Sciences and Women in Economics.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p><span>Dr. Kim specializes in microeconomic and macroeconomics. His research has focused on consumer behavior (consumer demand, welfare, consumption and saving), firm behavior (production, costs, and investment), asset pricing, government budget deficits, and income distribution. He teaches undergraduate courses in principles of economics, microeconomics, managerial economics, and mathematical economics, and graduate courses in advanced micro and macroeconomics and public economics.&nbsp; Professor Kim has published articles <em>in Review of Economics and Statistics</em>, <em>Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking</em>, <em>Economica</em>, <em>Journal of Applied Econometrics</em>, <em>European Economic Review</em>, <em>Journal of Human Resources</em>, <em>Oxford Economics Papers</em>, <em>Journal of Macroeconomics</em>, <em>American Journal of Agricultural Economics</em>, <em>Regional Science and Urban Economics</em>, <em>Southern Economic Journal</em>, and <em>Empirical Economics</em>. He has taught at University of Cincinnati and worked for US Environmental Protection Agency. He has held visiting positions at University of Kentucky and Monash University in Australia. He is a member of several academic associations and has reviewed many papers for publications in economic journals. He has received grants from US Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation/Kentucky EPsCoR.</span></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Lebedinsky is a Hays Watkins Research Fellow at Gordon Ford College of Business. His research interests include empirical finance, asset pricing, quantitative methods in economics, economic development, and education economics. His papers have appeared <em>in Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance</em>, <em>The Journal of Economics</em>, and <em>Contemporary Economic Policy.</em> He has also published several papers outside economics discipline, including <em>European Journal of Operational Research, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, </em>and <em>Journal of Difference Equations and Applications</em>. He won the college Teaching Award in 2014 and a college Student Advisement Award in 2012. Before joining WKU he worked as a consultant at the World Bank.</p>
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<p>Serves as Associate Editor for <em>Revista de Economia del Caribe</em></p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Leguizamon's research interests include: public economics, spatial econometrics, international economics and urban economics. She has been teaching at WKU since 2013 after a stint as Visiting Professor at Tulane University. Her most recent research has been featured in the <em>Journal of Policy Analysis and Management</em>, <em>Regional Science and Urban Economics</em>, and the <em>Journal of Urban Economics</em>. She is a current member in the American Economics Association and the Southern Regional Science Association.</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Dr. Locke&rsquo;s research is focused in the areas of environmental economics, urban economics, and industrial organization. Prior to joining the faculty at Western Kentucky University he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA where he was involved in several field experiments that measured the effectiveness of information strategies on energy conservation behavior. His current research projects focus on estimating the impact of major sporting events on local air pollution and assessing the relative performance of franchised and independent real estate brokerage firms. Dr. Locke&rsquo;s research has been published or is forthcoming in&nbsp;<em>Energy Policy</em>, <em>Land Economics,</em> <em>Research in Economics,</em> and <em>Energy Economics</em>.</p>
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Karen Braun

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Jacob Byl

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Dr. Catherine Carey

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- Interim Dean and Professor - Economics

Brian Goff

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Karen Gogel

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H. Youn Kim

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- Professor - Economics

Alex Lebedinsky

Alex Lebedinsky
- Department Chair and Professor - Economics

Sebastian Leguizamon

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- Assistant Professor - Economics

Susane Leguizamon

Susane Leguizamon
- Associate Professor - Economics

Stephen Locke

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Daniel Myers

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Robert Pulsinelli

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Brian Strow

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Claudia Strow

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Michelle Trawick

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